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Anthem Executive Recruits CEO for Jewish Federation

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has placed Rabbi Noah Farkas as president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFGLA). He will succeed Jay Sanderson who led the organization for the past 12 years. Leading the assignment were co-founders and consultants Michael Ballew, Mike J.R. Wheless, Scott Watson and senior client service partner


Parker Executive Search Seeks New Athletic Director for Princeton University

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been enlisted to find a new director of athletics for Princeton University. Leading the assignment are Daniel Parker, vice president and managing director, and DeLaina Jordan, associate. This spring, Mollie Marcoux Samaan, who has served as athletics director since 2014, announced that she will be leaving Princeton to join the Ladies Professional

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Linking Culture to Value, Growth and Performance

In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose.


Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Retro Report

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Greenwich Harbor Partners placed Todd Larsen, president of the global Nexis Solutions division of LexisNexis;

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?


CannabizTeam Predicts 100,000 New Pot Jobs in 2022

Cannabis sector salaries are up across the board with increased demand for top-flight leaders driving double-digit increases in compensation for experienced managers and C-suite executives, according to a new report by CannabizTeam, a cannabis-focused executive search firm. Salaries, the study says, continue to increase above cost-of-living index due to competition and a shortage of employees with specialized cannabis


Will the Great Resignation Cause a Pay Gap? 

For years, numerous companies have been trying to close the gap in pay for women and men who perform the same job. The effort has taken years for many organizations, along with threats of lawsuits and public pressure to bring women to parity, according to a new report from Korn Ferry. But just when many


Lindauer Recruits CEO for Solar One 

Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Stephen Levin as the new chief executive officer of Solar One. CEO Deb Taft led the search along with assistant vice president Terri Rutter. “Stephen’s passion for the environment, leadership experience and deep commitment to working to improve communities make him an excellent choice to lead Solar One,” said Sara

Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead Hunt for President of Hampton University

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been enlisted to find the next president of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing director; Jeffrey Alston, senior associate; and Lisa Solinsky, senior associate. The expected start date for this position


SeekOut Secures $115 Million in Funding  

SeekOut has announced a $115 million series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The round values the Seattle-based company – an artificial intelligence-powered talent search engine – at more than $1.2 billion. “The Great Resignation remains top of mind for both employees and employers as we enter 2022,” said Matthew Merker, research manager, talent acquisition


Mogul Inks Diversity Talent Deal with Avery Dennison 

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently inked a deal with Avery Dennison Corp., a manufacturer of labeling products and functional materials. Using Mogul’s talent acquisition platform, Avery Dennison will source and hire diverse talent, with access to more than 430 million diverse candidate profiles. Avery Dennison was recognized in 2020 by Forbes as one of


Talent Retention & Recruitment Strategies for Turbulent Times

The upheaval that began on March 11, 2020, resulted in dramatic ripple effects in all industries – including, of course, those that ensure a safe, secure and abundant food system. Supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, implementation of safety equipment and protocols, and stay-at-home orders upended standard operating procedures and forced on-the-spot decision making, according to


Egon Zehnder Retained by Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

The board of trustees of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health has tapped Egon Zehnder to lead a national search to find the next chief executive officer of Jefferson. The search comes after Stephen K. Klasko announced his retirement last year. “Egon Zehnder is the world’s largest privately held leadership advisory firm,” Jefferson said in a statement. “The


Slone Partners Recruits CFO for InterVenn Biosciences 

Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Brian Hogan as chief financial officer of InterVenn Biosciences. “Brian Hogan is an extremely smart and innovative financial executive with a track record of success throughout his career in the life sciences,” said Tara Kochis-Stach, president of Slone Partners. “He brings energy, passion and vision to the InterVenn leadership team


The McCormick Group Opens New Office in Houston

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,


SmartRecruiters Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

SmartRecruiters has named Mark Jewett as chief marketing officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience in technology, products, strategy, marketing and operations. He will oversee all aspects of global marketing including product marketing, demand generation and branding. “Mark has a strong track record of creating and executing strategies to take products to the next level,” said Jerome


The Lasting Power of Agile Transformation

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, agility went from business buzzword to absolute necessity, with leaders forced to trust their instincts in order to help their businesses survive and keep employees safe in the face of myriad challenges. But now that things are becoming more normal, you’re faced with yet another impossible task: striking


JM Search Assists VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Recruit New CTO

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently assisted in the recruitment of Gary A. Gibson as the new chief technology officer for VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. He succeeds Tim Huckaby who resigned in December. Partners Bill Borkovitz and Bill Hogenauer led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome


Greenwood / Asher & Associates Seeks President for Lincoln University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find the next president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University. Spearheading the assignment is Marion Frenche, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, and senior executive search consultant. “This position is an opportunity


Gladstone Group Names Leader of Strategic Growth Consulting Unit

Gladstone Group, a Conshohocken, PA-based executive search firm and M&A advisory for RIAs, asset managers, broker/dealers, fintech companies and institutions, has appointed Derek Bruton as senior managing director. He will lead Gladstone’s strategic growth consulting division and support the executive search and M&A advisory businesses as well. Mr. Bruton will work with RIAs, broker/dealers and other wealth


Jobless Claims Jump 230,000 as Omicron Surges

The Labor Department reported that 230,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 207,000. The four-week moving average was 210,750, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 204,500. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the


CEO Succession in Healthcare

The stakes of a chief executive officer transition are always high, but the risks of succession are increasing as healthcare systems grow in size and complexity and operate in increasingly dynamic conditions. Based on current trends, a new Spencer Stuart report says that it is expected that more than 80 percent of hospital CEOs will


3 Insights for Leaders on the Importance of a Personal Connection in 2022

As one of the world’s largest consumer-focused private equity firms, L Catterton has helped guide their portfolio companies on how to adopt effective skills to manage both the significant shift in consumer habits as a result of COVID-19, and the ways in which leadership can drive internal connectivity with employees. In a recent discussion, Jeff Weiser, operating


The Christopher Group Places Head of HR at Nordson 

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top-flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to


Buffkin / Baker Seeks General Counsel for University of Missouri System  

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has been chosen to recruit the next general counsel for the University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia. Leading the assignment is Martin M. Baker, managing partner. Last month general counsel Steve Owens announced his plans to step down in March. Board curator chair Darryl Chatman appointed a search committee, which


Society Launches Board Practice Focused on Placing LGBTQ+ Professionals 

Global search firm Society has launched a board practice focused of placing LGBTQ+ directors on the boards of private and publicly traded companies. “This effort is directed to meet the immediate needs to diversify corporate boards and give an inclusive voice to the underrepresented LGBTQ+ community,” the search firm said. “By building a database of self-identified


Advancing Black Leadership at the Board and Executive Level 

Black executives have largely not been afforded the same opportunities in tech start-ups and venture capital, according to Daversa Partners. To answer the call, the search firm has established Dreamscape to address the issue by focusing on industry-wide equity and transformation. By working in partnership with CEOs, founders and investors who are committed to making


Savage Partners Appoints COO

Savage Partners, a boutique executive search firm serving the technology sector, has named Kenneth Vancini as its new chief operating officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Ken to Savage Partners,” said Todd Savage, managing director and co-founder of the firm. “His extensive industry experience and expertise will help us continue to serve our clients with


Odgers Berndtson Tapped to Fill Posts for 2032 Olympic Games

Odgers Berndtson has been appointed to find five independent directors, including the president, to serve on the organizing committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane. Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck said a “rigorous recruitment process will ensure an unparalleled line-up of board directors working in the best interests of Queenslanders and all Australians.”

Seattle University Picks Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners to Recruit CHRO

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been enlisted by Seattle University to find its next vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Managing director Beth Schaefer and search associate Holly Bogo are leading the assignment. “Seattle University seeks an innovative, experienced, and collaborative leader to serve as its next vice president for human

Talent Trends: Looking Ahead at 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on every business sector, executive search included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. For the executive recruiting industry, the world has changed drastically, and search consultants have had to adapt to a whole new way of conducting business. Yet that has not stopped any of them

CTPartners Recruiters Head to Rival Odgers Berndtson

John Hawkins, a vice chairman of CTPartners and a 16-year search industry veteran, has joined competitor Odgers Berndtson. He will be based in Columbia, MD and will be joined by his assistant Tina Veen. Mr. Hawkins was a partner in the company’s life sciences and healthcare recruiting practice, where he combined over 25 years of leadership

DHR International Recruits Chief Operating Officer for LLamasoft

DHR International has recruited Dale Erker as chief operating officer for LLamasoft, Inc., a software supplier dedicated to advancing technology focused on the continuous improvement of enterprise supply chain network operations. The company’s design and analysis applications enable companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and

Matteson Partners Adds Recruiting Veteran In Atlanta

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has added Trevor Brown to its executive team as a parnter. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of experience in the information technology, outsourcing and human capital management industries. His expertise is in identifying talent needs and establishing cultural fit between organizations and senior-level leaders. Prior to joining Matteson Partners,

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search for NFIB

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to lead the search for its next chief executive officer. NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association. It currently counts about 350,000 members, primarily small businesses with an average number of 10 employees. Dan Danner, the lobby group’s current president and CEO, has announced his plans to

Rosenzweig & Co. Recruits CCSO for Cole Engineering

Rosenzweig & Co. has recruited Allan Kamerman as chief corporate services officer (CCSO) for Cole Engineering Group Ltd., a specialized consulting and engineering solutions company which addresses population growth and related environmental impacts. Mr. Kamerman’s placement comes on the heels of Rosenzweig’s recruitment of the company’s new president and CEO, Mohsen Mortada. Cole Engineering currently comprises

Shares In CTPartners Drop to New Low of $2

Shares in executive search firm CTPartners dipped 31 percent in the last five days and dropped 58 percent in the last four weeks, according to a new analysis conducted by Hunt Scanlon Media. Shares this week in the beleaguered recruiting outfit have fallen to a new low of $2 per share. On November 17, 2014 the shares

Work Culture Seen as Leading Motivator Among Senior Executives

Thirty percent of senior executives are currently thinking of seeking other employment options, while another 28 percent of them said they might do so within the next two years, according to a recent Heidrick & Struggles‘ Asia Pacific Consumer Markets Report. Of the 30 percent that are currently considering switching jobs, 18 percent are already actively looking

Witt/Kieffer Heading Chief Foundation Officer Search for AQHA

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to find its chief foundation officer. Senior partner Gregory Santore and consultant Jennifer Biehn will head the assignment for Witt/Kieffer. The chief foundation officer will direct the American Quarter Horse Foundation, the philanthropic branch of AQHA in achievement of its mission, which seeks to advance the

Pedersen & Partners Names Country Manager for Azerbaijan

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Azad Jafarli as the country manager for Azerbaijan. He has almost 20 years of experience in business development, trading, sales, and customer service operations within the telecom, IT, procurement, logistics, supply chain and oil & gas industries. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Jafarli was founder and managing director

Sucherman Group Rebrands; Expands Into Technology Sector

Sucherman Group, an executive search firm dedicated to finding leaders in the media and entertainment space, has just completed a major rebranding effort. And to meet rising demand among its growing client base, the firm has opened a third office, in San Francisco, to take advantage of the boom in talent leadership mandates in one

Parker Executive Search Recruits Head Coach for Iowa State

Parker Executive Search has placed Murray State coach Steve Prohm as head basketball coach for Iowa State University. He replaces Fred Hoiberg, who recently accepted the position of head coach for the Chicago Bulls. Mr. Prohm has four years of head coaching experience, all of which came at Murray State. In those four years, he was 104-29 and 54-10 in Ohio

Coulter Partners Names Managing Director for Morristown Office

Search firm Coulter Partners has named Shawn O’Connor as managing director of its U.S. business and head of the firm’s newly opened office in Morristown, NJ. With 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, he brings a unique perspective, focusing on senior executive and direct report-level assignments within the life sciences sector. With extensive experience in leading and driving business

Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits VP Marketing for IBM Cloud

Greenwich Harbor Partners has recruited Carrie Palin as vice president of marketing for IBM Cloud Services. At IBM, she will lead the marketing effort for Cloud Data Services globally. Previously, Ms. Palin had a successful 16-year career at Dell through progressive positions. Most recently, she was executive director of marketing for global enterprise demand generation. The IBM search

JM Search Promotes Partner In Technology Search Practice

Executive search firm JM Search has named Peter Flint to partner and one of the leaders of its technology practice. His diverse background as a venture investor, board member, recruiter, and operating executive gives him a unique perspective on executive search. Mr. Flint focuses on leading search assignments for CEOs and CXOs of SaaS and consumer Internet companies. Additionally,

Talent Acquisition ‘Crowdsourcing’ Startup Is Launched

ReferralMob, a new startup that helps tech companies fill job openings through crowdsourcing and monetary incentives, has launched this week. Founded by David Samuels, a former executive of Boston-based energy intelligence software firm EnerNOC, the mobile and Web app company has $500,000 in cash rewards in it’s coffers for users who help recruit employees at Massachusetts

Odgers Berndtson Opens in Mumbai

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has opened a new office in Mumbai and has named Bryony Greenwell to lead the firm’s retail and consumer practice in India from the new location. Ms. Greenwell joins the firm with 13 years of search experience gained in London, Hong Kong and India. “We have seen a significant increase in senior level search

Diversified Search Recruits Director for Fifth Third Bancorp

Diversified Search has placed Jorge L. Benitez as a new member of the board of directors at Fifth Third Bancorp. Dale Jones, CEO of Diversified Search, led the assignment. Mr. Benitez served clients in the chemicals, energy, retail, automotive, consumer goods and services and life sciences industries before retiring from Accenture in 2014. He has served on multiple

JBK Associates Places Admissions Dean for Brooklyn Law School

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited Eulas G. Boyd as dean of admissions for Brooklyn Law School. Most recently, Mr. Boyd was director of talent acquisition and workforce planning for CFA Institute, where he had responsibility for all talent acquisition, workforce planning and staffing activity. He was also formerly the director of admissions at Columbia Law School. “We are

Vetted Solutions Adds VP In Hospitality Search Practice

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has named Richard B. Green as vice president in its hospitality recruiting practice. He provides executive search and leadership development services to the association, hospitality and destination marketing industry. Mr. Green brings an extensive track record of professional and personal accomplishment earned during his decades of service as vice president, association

Korn Ferry Recruits Transformational CEO for Toys “R” Us

Korn Ferry has placed David Brandon as chairman and chief executive officer of private retailer Toys “R” Us. Mr. Brandon succeeds Antonio Urcelay, who will retire. Mr. Urcelay became CEO in 2013 following the departure of Gerald Storch. Mr. Brandon is the former chairman and CEO of Domino’s Pizza where he helped usher that company through the largest

Executive Hiring Prospects Upbeat For Second Half of 2015

Executive hiring prospects are increasingly optimistic with about 70 percent of employers selectively or significantly increasing executive hiring for the balance of 2015, according to the latest ‘Executive Talent Market Survey’ published by Greenwich-based Claymore Partners. Executive respondents indicated that the industries planning to hire the most in 2015 are in consulting and professional services, consumer finance

CarterBaldwin to Lead King University President Search

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been selected by King University to lead its search for a new president. Dr. Richard Ray has been serving as interim president for nearly 16 months. He was named to the position after longtime president, Greg Jordan, resigned in 2014.“The trustees felt like an executive search firm would help us pick the best person

Major, Lindsey & Africa Names PR and Communications Head

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Kim Myers as its new head of public relations and communications. She will lead internal and external communications for MLA and its executive search affiliate, Allegis Partners. Her role will also include media relations, press engagement, pitching articles and other media opportunities, along with external positioning and messaging for each practice group. Ms.

Zweig Group Expands Search Division

Search firm Zweig Group has added Chris Catton to manage executive search consulting projects as well as to help expand the firm’s executive search division. Ms. Catton previously worked for Zweig Group as an executive recruiter in the 1990’s. She most recently ran her own recruiting firm, Catton Recruiting, which provided executive search services to A/E/P firms, working

Former CTPartners CEO, Brian Sullivan, Dumps 873,806 Company Shares

The former CEO of CTPartners, Brian M. Sullivan, has sold 873,806 shares of CTPartners stock. The stock was sold earlier this week at an average price of $2.96, for a total transaction value of $2,586,466. Following the completion of the sale, Mr. Sullivan will directly own 24,097 shares of the company’s stock, valued at just $71,327. Mr. Sullivan stepped

Social Media Gains Traction Among Hiring Executives

Employers are no longer relying on a candidate’s resume alone as more than half turn to social media to check out an applicant’s credentials, according to research conducted by CareerBuilder.co.uk. Results discovered that 52 percent of employers have researched job candidates on social media, and a further 10 percent plan to begin doing so. More than 400

Kenniff & Racine Heading President Search for University of Ottawa

Montréal-based search firm Kenniff & Racine has been selected by the University of Ottawa to lead its hunt for a new president. Heading the assignment is co-founding partner Patrick Kenniff, a specialist in private and public sector recruiting, organizational management and management team building. Mr. Kenniff serves the technology and manufacturing industries, as well as academia and non-profit

Hospitality Spotlight Opens Doors

Recruiting firm Hospitality Spotlight has been launched in San Diego to serve the talent and leadership needs of travel and hospitality companies. Zoe Connolly and Ellis Connolly are co-founders of the new company, both of whom are backed by 25 years of experience in a variety of recruiting and executive roles throughout the travel industry. The travel and hospitality

Egon Zehnder Recruits Director to Sunsuper

Egon Zehnder has recruited Jenni Mack to serve on the board of directors of Sunsuper. She is the first director since the organization’s inception that, in an historic move, is not a direct appointment of either of the organization’s shareholder bodies. Ms. Mack, who is based in Sydney, has more than two decades of board experience, including

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Patagonia

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Dean Carter as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Jason Hanold, managing partner, led the search. In his new role, Mr. Carter will provide strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams. He’ll report to the CEO, Rose Marcario, and be charged

Bristol-Myers Squibb Seeks Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Global bio-pharma leader Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is on the hunt for a head of global talent acquisition. The incumbent will lead a global team of more than 30 BMS individuals and 110-plus recruitment professionals working for talent solutions providers Cielo (in the U.S.) and Alexander Mann Solutions (overseas), two designated recruitment outsource providers for BMS. According

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